CentOS 6 Cd Tray keeps opening

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CentOS 6 Cd Tray keeps opening

Postby jwalpole » 2012/01/22 21:37:23

Okay I am running
kernel: 2.6.32-131.21.1.el6.i686
Distro: CentOS release 6.1 (Final)

My issue is that my cd tray keeps opening usually at random. There are times I can push the tray closed not controlled by gears), then it will open in 30 seconds, immediatley after, etc.

Anyone have any idea why? I have googled this and all the sites come back for xp, xbox,dell, etc. and mention a virus.

Edited:

I have also checked all hardware connections, fstab for erroneous items
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Re: CentOS 6 Cd Tray keeps opening

Postby TrevorH » 2012/01/22 21:44:40

Could someone have obtained access to your system and be playing a practical joke?
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Re: CentOS 6 Cd Tray keeps opening

Postby pschaff » 2012/01/22 21:45:59

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Please see the recommended reading for new users linked in my signature.

New one on me. Are you running a GUI desktop? Does it matter if there's a disk in the tray? What about a mounted disk?

Edit: I like Trevor's question too. :-)
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Re: CentOS 6 Cd Tray keeps opening

Postby jwalpole » 2012/01/22 21:52:01

I have updated my kernel to 2.6.32-220.2.1.el6.i686 just on the outside chance it was something funky.

@TrevorH I did think of that but this is off the network as a development server. But others have access to the server. If it were a joke what should I be looking for?
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Re: CentOS 6 Cd Tray keeps opening

Postby jwalpole » 2012/01/22 21:58:56

Well,

updated kernel and rebooted still happened. I then shut down totally and turned on and the cd tray opened once the box was up and I could get to the desktop login prompt???
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Re: CentOS 6 Cd Tray keeps opening

Postby jwalpole » 2012/01/22 22:08:35

@pschaff I have tried with out the gui desktop and with, same result. This is with no cd in tray. Really quite annoying. I would like to try and solve the problem by figuring this out and not reinstalling. To me that is just avoiding the problem. Then when it happens again you still don't know what caused it or how to fix it. :)
I have tried everything I could think of and now am turning to those who may have more experience than I on CentOS.

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Re: CentOS 6 Cd Tray keeps opening

Postby jwalpole » 2012/01/22 22:15:39

I looked at my info file in /proc/sys/dev/cdrom folder also to see if there was anything wierd: Everything seems to be okay.
CD-ROM information, Id: cdrom.c 3.20 2003/12/17

drive name: sr0
drive speed: 24
drive # of slots: 1
Can close tray: 1
Can open tray: 1
Can lock tray: 1
Can change speed: 1
Can select disk: 0
Can read multisession: 1
Can read MCN: 1
Reports media changed: 1
Can play audio: 1
Can write CD-R: 0
Can write CD-RW: 0
Can read DVD: 0
Can write DVD-R: 0
Can write DVD-RAM: 0
Can read MRW: 1
Can write MRW: 1
Can write RAM: 1
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Re: CentOS 6 Cd Tray keeps opening

Postby jwalpole » 2012/01/22 22:39:12

The other thing I just tried was putting a cd into the cd tray. I closed it and it made no difference. It ejected after about 30 seconds.
-_- (smh)
to me it sounds like either a bad cd tray or something got installed that shouldn't have.
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Re: CentOS 6 Cd Tray keeps opening

Postby TrevorH » 2012/01/22 22:43:14

Anything interesting in your log files in /var/log?
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Re: CentOS 6 Cd Tray keeps opening

Postby jwalpole » 2012/01/22 22:58:21

boot.log looked okay except for:

No kdump initial ramdisk found. [WARNING]
Rebuilding /boot/initrd-2.6.32-220.2.1.el6.i686kdump.img
Unknown parameter Kdump_not_supported_on_Xen_domU_guest
Failed to run mkdumprd

/**********************************************************/
messages has some errors, not sure if they are related:

tail messages
Jan 22 16:57:15 localhost acpid: 1 client rule loaded
Jan 22 16:57:15 localhost avahi-daemon[2463]: Server startup complete. Host name is linux.local. Local service cookie is 298582756.
Jan 22 16:57:16 localhost avahi-daemon[2463]: Service "linux" (/services/ssh.service) successfully established.
Jan 22 16:57:16 localhost automount[2560]: lookup_read_master: lookup(nisplus): couldn't locate nis+ table auto.master
Jan 22 16:57:19 localhost kernel: mtrr: type mismatch for f6000000,800000 old: write-back new: write-combining
Jan 22 16:57:19 localhost kernel: mtrr: type mismatch for f6000000,800000 old: write-back new: write-combining
Jan 22 16:57:21 localhost polkitd[2964]: started daemon version 0.96 using authority implementation `local' version `0.96'
Jan 22 16:57:21 localhost rtkit-daemon[2970]: Sucessfully made thread 2968 of process 2968 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '42' high priority at nice level -11.
Jan 22 16:57:22 localhost gdm-simple-greeter[2957]: Gtk-WARNING: gtkwidget.c:5460: widget not within a GtkWindow
Jan 22 17:33:03 localhost automount[3329]: lookup_read_master: lookup(nisplus): couldn't locate nis+ table auto.master

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the other logs look normal to me.
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